Resources

Escalate English

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Escalate English is an English language development program designed to accelerate English learners’ growth in grades 4–8. Students with social English language skills but needing intensive support to build their academic...

Informing Instruction for English Learners

A fresh start. A clean slate. The beginning of a new school year can be brimming with possibilities and excitement around the growth potential that has yet to be tapped for your students. It is...
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Space Polygot

Space Polyglot is a new game for mobile devices which uses space travel as a backdrop and builds on the suggestopedia methodology to help people remember vocabulary while having fun. “We came up with the...

Online Pre-AP Spanish Program

The Virtual High School, a nonprofit that supplies schools with online learning programs, now offers Spanish 3. The year-long online course builds on the skills students have developed in Spanish 1 and 2 and...
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Raytheon Deploys Translation Software, Aids U.S. Army

Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded $4 million to provide automatic speech recognition, machine translation, text-to-speech, and optical character-recognition software licenses for one year to the Army’s Machine Foreign Language Translation System Program Office....

Measuring Teacher Impact

Verso Learning’s platform is a teaching resource designed to collect evidence and data from the classroom to develop and deliver personalized professional development and measure a teacher’s impact on student learning. The platform uses...

Virtual Learning a Reality

ATi Studios has released a virtual reality app for language education to combine the artificial-intelligence technology behind chatbots with speech recognition in virtual reality. Learn Languages VR by Mondly allows people to experience lifelike...

Feb. 14 Deadline for Minority Study Abroad Scholarship

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, which is co-sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), is...

Learning Language through Film

FilmArobics offers time-saving, well-designed lesson plans for movies in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and English to help students learn while watching a great film. Teacher-authors suggest showing...
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Boomalang Gets Students Speaking

Who knew that sharing a coffee with a local Tico in Heredia, Costa Rica, would change the life of 26-year-old American and low-intermediate Spanish-speaker Chris? It was the first intercambio, or language exchange, for both...